AOTF Events at the AOTA Annual Conference

Every year, AOTF sponsors several events at the AOTA Annual Conference.  

2020 AOTA Annual Conference, Boston, MA:

  • Manuscript Writing and Reviewing Academy, Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Pre-Conference Institute
  • Breakfast with a Scholar (CE), Friday, March 27, 7:00 a.m.
    What Really Matters at End of Life, Dr. BJ Miller
  • Scientific Career Excellence Symposium, March 27, 9:30—11:30 a.m.
    Presentations by the Early-Career and Mid-Career Research Excellence Awardees (time and date to come)
  • State of the Science Symposium (CE), Friday, March 27, 2:00 p.m.
    Intersections of Occupation and Self-Management of Chronic Conditions

PTE Events:

  • PTE Faculty Advisors' Workshop
  • PTE Research Panel: How to Become a Researcher
  • PTE Reception
  • PTE Annual Business Meeting
  • PTE Speed Mentoring Session
Long-running AOTF Events at the AOTA Annual Conference

Breakfast with a Scholar


AOTF's signature event, Breakfast with a Scholar provides a forum for sharing the ideas of preeminent scholars (usually from other disciplines) that resonate with occupational therapy.

State of the Science Symposium


Each year, AOTF selects a topic to explore and invites respected researchers to summarize scientifically validated evidence that guides best practice and identify gaps in the evidence and research priorities that must be addressed to support future practice. This integrated review of the state of the science includes a discussion of the implications for practice, education, research, and policy.

Research Colloquium


An AOTF tradition from 1982 to 2014, the Research Colloquium provided a forum where scientists engaged in the important process of constructive critique and dialogue.

Qualitative Research Exchange


The Qualitative Research Exchange provided a forum for sharing new ideas related to current and emerging theoretical and practical issues in qualitative research.


2015 Gala - Champagne and Chocolate. Celebrating AOTF's 50th Anniversary. 
2014 Gala -- Express Yourself! AOTF and friends celebrated creativity at this American Visionary Art Museum. 
2013 Gala -- AOTF saluted the military at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
2012 Gala -- Dancing with the Stars (Indy-Style). 

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